Attitude plays a very big role in both business and life. Pessimism, for example, will slow us down and hold us back from achieving our goals. This sort of cynical outlook can lead us to overthink things and turn down perfectly good opportunities, leading ultimately toward our detriment. Optimism, on the other hand, allows us to see the sky as the limit; it is through this view that we can work joyously and tirelessly toward our goals. Keep in mind that optimism is not an “everything is always wonderful and rosy” attitude, but is rather a realistically hopeful perspective. Through it, we find the strength to move forward through our fear, past our doubts, and into a realm of productive positivity.